Georgia creates inter-ministerial commission to ensure free and fair elections
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 18 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Inter-ministerial commission to ensure free and fair elections, which has been created under the National Security Council of Georgia under the leadership of the NSC Secretary Gigi Bokeria, began work earlier than defined by law - from 18 May.
According to the Electoral Code, the launch of the commission was scheduled from July 1 of the election year.
The commission includes representatives from the Interior Ministry, Justice Ministry, the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Security Council, which due to scheduled for October 2012 parliamentary elections will cooperate with political parties, local NGOs and international organisations.
"The Commission is authorised to study information provided about the electoral process, as well as information spread in the media and if necessary, make proposals and recommendations in respect of public officials and administrative bodies, so they responded to the identified facts," National Security Council says.
Commissions of such a format operated during the last presidential, parliamentary and local elections, and the obligation to establish a commission was reflected in the Election Code adopted in December.